Hi Dear Families,
The kids had a great first week back at school! They all jumped right back into the routine of things like they had never been away. It made me so happy to see all their smiling faces...it brightens up my day!
Seasons All Around is our theme this month and although we'll hit all the seasons, we'll mainly concentrate on winter. Brrr! Tomorrow I'll get my giant flip paper pad to do our ABC Boot Camp on. We did it this week but I used a whiteboard so there is no reviewing. Now I'll be able to show off my artistic talents on paper and we can refer back to a specific letter when we need to. I draw a big circle on the paper and write the letter...say...Aa in the circle. The children and I go over the letter and sounds multiple times and the children write the letter on their white boards. The children then tell me something that starts with Aa for example and if someone says ax, I write out ax while spelling it out loud and draw a perfect picture of an ax beside it!!! Thank goodness the kids are preschoolers and if it slightly resembles an ax, they're good with it!!! The kids have fun with it and it's really improving their writing skills as well as their letter recognition and beginning sounds skills!
This week we'll learn all about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I have a couple of projects lined up that I think the children will enjoy and learn from. In Handwriting Without Tears we're still learning letters with curved lines and Ss will be our letter this week. We'll do the Nursery Rhyme 5 Little Kittens and in our 2nd Step it will be all about Strong Feelings.
Next week on January 18th the preschool will be closed as we celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
May the Lord keep you warm, safe and healthy,
<3 Miss C.